WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A LEADER?
KEY TERMS AND CONCEPTS
Leadership: an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes and outcomes that reflect their shared purposes.
Paradigm: a shared mind-set that represents a fundamental way of thinking about, perceiving, and understanding the world.
Management: the attainment of organizational goals in an effective and efficient manner through planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling organizational resources.
Vision: a picture of an ambitious, desirable future for the organization or team.
Position power: a written, spoken, or implied contract wherein people accept either a superior or subordinate role and see the use of coercive as well as noncoercive behavior as an acceptable way to achieve desired results.
Learning leader: open to learning and change and encourages the growth and development of others.
Leadership Challenge #1: Understand the full meaning of leadership and see the leadership potential in yourself and others.
The Nature of Leadership
➢ What does leadership mean?
Leadership has been of interest to historians and philosophers since ancient times, but scientific studies began in the twentieth century.
Defining leadership has been a complex problem because of the complex nature of leadership.
• Some suggest that leadership is nothing more than a romantic myth.
When times are tough, people may look to a grand, heroic type of leader to alleviate fear and uncertainty.
• In recent years, this view has been challenged.
Definition of Leadership
Leadership: an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes that reflect their shared purposes.
Leadership involves influence
• it occurs among people
• those people intentionally desire significant changes
• the changes reflect purposes shared by leaders and followers.
Influence means that the...